Our world in 2030

A look into the not so far off future.

How will we work in future? How will we get around? What challenges will we face? Experts from a variety of sectors give us an idea of what awaits us in the world of tomorrow.

Eugene Kaspersky portrait photo.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab

In 2030,
“… the biggest security problem will be cyber terrorism attacks on critical infrastructure. I hope that at that time the new generation of infrastructure, of power plants, power grids, trains, cars will be based on an immune cyber system.”

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Annemike Unterschütz, computer scientist and developer of driverless racing vehicles

In 2030,

“…a motorsport race could take place in any big city of the world. It would be nice if there would be races of human driven and automatically driven cars. You will have a lot of sensors and also interferences, that are not encountered yet.”

Frank Appel portrait photo.

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group

In 2030,
“… there will still be mail around. Even in 2050. Because there are special needs — we will probably see growth again. Advertising is more efficient if you send mailings.”

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Johann Jungwirth, Chief Digital Officer, Volkswagen AG

In 2030,
“… global companies like Volkswagen will not need a specific team that deals with digitalisation. Instead they will have a clear digital organization as a whole. At the end of the day, by that time, ideally all sectors and also all functional departments and all brands are transformed to be fully digital.”

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Michael Chui, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute

In 2030,
“… AI will have changed every job — but will have replaced very few of them. Almost every occupation has a significant percentage of activities which machines will find very difficult to do. And it will take a long time before that happens.”

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Kala Fleming, Innovation Strategist at IBM

In 2030,
“… I hope we have made progress on integrating technology. Having that may be the way that we cut through some of the politics and the other tensions that are hindering proper functioning of water systems.”

Carlo Ratti, architect, engineer and director of the CRA design and innovation practice

Carlo Ratti, architect, engineer and director of the CRA design and innovation practice

In 2030,
“… the urban mobility infrastructure will be significantly different. Digital networks and autonomous mobility will allow us to get the car we need when we need it. The idea of a single-family vehicle might become obsolete, giving way instead to an on-demand-ecosystem of vehicles with different form factors."

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Anya Babbitt, founder and CEO of SPLT

In 2030,
“… our way to work will be a friction-less experience, where the process of getting there is about automation. The mode of transportation we take is less important than that we actually get there in a seamless flexible way.”

Günther Schuh portrait photo.

Günther Schuh, founder and CEO of e.GO Mobile AG

In 2030,
“… 80 percent of all cars in cities will be run totally electrically without emissions.”

Tobias Menne portrait photo.

Tobias Menne, Global Head Digital Farming, Bayer AG

In 2030,
“…farming will be so much more efficient. And the consumer will know exactly where his food is coming from.”

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Andreas Tschiesner, Senior Partner at McKinsey in the Automotive and Advanced Industries sector

In 2030, ...
"… the first fully automated vehicles will be on the road. This development will be as drastic as the change from horse-drawn carriage to car. Cities will have to adapt with new traffic regulations and financing models but will benefit greatly from these changes."

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